“You Mean Something To Me.” Dad With Dementia Has Tear-Jerking Chat With Daughter.

Helping a loved one who is struggling with dementia isn’t easy, but Bailey is happy to share both the ups and the downs with her followers online.

She and her sister, Paige, have been their dad’s full-time caregivers since February 2022, once it was clear that dementia, along with other health issues, had caused him to be permanently disabled. Since then, there have been days where he doesn’t remember either of them.

These moments are no doubt tough, but in one viral TikTok, Bailey shows how handling these moments can still bring the two of them closer together. In it, their dad, Scott, expresses that even though he doesn’t remember her being his daughter, he does recognize that she’s important to him.

“I have feelings for you,” Scott said about Bailey. “There are feelings — I know this girl, this lady — she is important to me in my life. So you mean something to me.”

As heartbreaking as it is that he can’t remember she’s his daughter, the way the two of them respectfully and kindly communicate, all the while trying to ensure the other feels safe, is absolutely incredible. In fact, it’s what many have said has moved them to tears. We certainly agree!

Watch Bailey and Scott’s heartwarming interaction below, and don’t forget to share.

@baileyrosek Some days are easier than others.. i miss you dad, but i love you very much, Scott. #dementiaawareness #wernickesencephalopathy #caregiversoftiktok #parentofmyparents ♬ original sound – Bailey
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